Tuesday, August 10, 2010


What is a western syndicate?.
A divided or “Western” syndicate is one in which the members stand alone. When a member of such a syndicate has sold its allocation—or bracket—it has no further liability. This is in direct contrast to the undivided—or Eastern—syndicate in which the members have a continuing liability, at their original bracket, for any unsold securities.

You will probably have to visit the link to understand the context.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The backlog

The backlog is pretty long -- if I actually intended to post one item from the backlog here every couple of days, I could fake you out and post for a few months, without disclosing that it was just old backlog stuff.

But, naah.

Random Questions security

I hate web sites that implement Random Questions security.


Semi abandoned

This blog has joined the legions of semi-abandoned blogs, as you can tell. Check Twitter and Facebook to see what is going on.

I will still post things from time to time over here when I am just looking for someplace to upload something. But it won't be on a regular basis anymore.

I do have a backlog of old items that I eventually intended to post here. I will go through some of those and put them up. But some of them were from a long time ago and I may not remember why I put them in my backlog. That is just a warning in advance in case it doesn't seem to make any sense. (What? Doesn't make any sense? Here?)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Yes I've been to that exact station

There Will Be Confetti and Speeches
Conductor: This is not the airport station. You will know it when you see it. I will make a big deal about it when we get there.

BART Station
San Francisco, California

Overheard by: Glad my iPod was off
via Overheard Everywhere, Nov 8, 2008

Times are bad

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)